Petite Forte

Photo by Isaac Pennock

Photo by Isaac Pennock

This large tugboat was built in 1969 by Cochrane & Sons in Selby, England as the E. Bronson Ingram. In 1972 she was renamed Jaramac 42. The following year, she was sold to United Towing and renamed Scotsman. Arabian Bulk Trade Limited acquired the tug in 1981 and renamed her Al Battal. In 1986 she was purchased by Wakeham & Sons Ltd. of Hamilton, ON of Burlington, Ontario and renamed Petite Forte. She was put in service for St. Lawrence Cement pushing the barge Clarkson Carrier. By 1992 the tug was sold to Great Lakes International Towing & Salvage of Burlington, Ontario. The Clarkson Carrier was sold to St. Marys Cement in 1994 and renamed St. Marys Cement III. The Petite Forte went on long-term charter to St. Marys Cement, continuing to push the same barge until 2000, when it switched to handling the barge St. Marys Cement.

Petite Forte is in service with the barge St. Marys Cement, typically carrying cement out of Bowmanville and unloading in Toronto, Cleveland, or Toledo.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Builder: Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby, England
  • Engines: 2 Ruston 8ATC
  • Horsepower: 4,200 bhp
  • Length: 127′ 00″
  • Breadth: 32′ 00″
  • Depth: 14′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: Hamilton, ON
Scott Best

Scott Best

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

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Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

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